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As a result of the increased number of Covid-19 cases, Arkansas added to Chicago’s travel advisory

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Pine Bluff, Arkansas – Rising numbers of Covid-19 cases in several states especially Arkansas, prompted Chicago to restart a travel order, city officials announced on Tuesday. The travel restrictions were lifted few weeks ago but now they are coming into force once again.

Starting Friday, everyone traveling from Arkansas or Missouri to Chicago will have to be fully vaccinated or show negative Covid-19 test. Otherwise, they will have to go to 10-day quarantine.

The Chicago Department of Public Health added that other states might soon be added on the list including Nevada, Louisiana, Utah, and Florida. As of now, only Arkansas and Missouri reached the city’s mark of at least 15 daily infections per 100,000 residents.

Meanwhile, Illinois is also seeing decent increase in new positive cases.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is not over, and this only goes to show that the virus is still very much a threat and that we must all remain vigilant against it,” Dr. Allison Arwady, the health department’s commissioner, said in a statement.

“That means getting vaccinated and wearing a mask in public settings if you are not fully vaccinated.”

Both travelers and residents should follow the orders otherwise they face fines.

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